Organized by the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Greek Fest typically fills Wisconsin State Fair Park with gyros and other spit-roasted meats, Greek music and dancers, games and rides, a Greek marketplace, and much more. Last year, COVID-19 concerns caused organizers to transition the 55th annual event into a “Greek Fest Drive Thru” instead of a full-fledged festival. This year, as the country is (hopefully) in the late stages of the pandemic, the limited-contact Greek Fest Drive Thru will return for a second time.
Starting at 11 a.m. today and running through Sunday evening, folks can get Greek Fest food favorites and support Annunciation by swinging through the church’s drive thru. Greek Fest Drive Thru will run 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. this Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Vehicles are asked to enter the Greek Fest Drive Thru from the Congress Street side and exit onto 92nd Street. Check out the helpful diagram at the bottom of this post if you have any questions.
As always, Greek Fest boasts an impressive selection of delicious food. Here’s the menu (and prices):
• 1/2 Pound Spit Roasted Greek Lamb ($10)
• Whole Spit Roasted Greek Chicken ($13 to 2 for $25)
• Gyro Sandwich ($9)
• Greek Salad Dinner ($8)
• Greek Pastry Sample Box with 4 Koulouria, 3 Kourabiethes, 2 Baklava ($12)
• Greek Rice ($5)
• Greek Bread ($5)
Soda: Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite ($3)
• Water ($3)
Both cash and card payments will be accepted in the Greek Fest Drive Thru. While it’s not the multi-faceted and fun Greek Fest you know and love, Greek Fest Drive Thru is a great way to enjoy some familiar flavors from past festivals. With any luck, we’ll be celebrating together at State Fair Park again in 2022.